The Open Air Museum of Göreme is a spectacular landmark featuring vast monastic complexes carved into a giant rock mass. The dwellings and underground towns that were once part of the area date back as far as the 4th century and presently, the structure is one of the finest examples of rock-hewn architecture. The area is located within a volcanic landscape that been sculpted by erosion naturally to result in the shape it is in today. The walls of the interiors are adorned by beautiful ancient frescoes painted in the 10th century and are admired for their preserved fresh appearance. The Göreme Open Air Museum is also just a few minutes away from the city centre of Goreme and is a must-visit spot for Muslim travellers to Göreme. The Göreme Open Air Museum was also one of the first sites in Turkey to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Entrance tickets cost around 15TL per person
Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Around 1-2 hours. During the summer season, visitors are advised to visit the museum either in the morning or late in the afternoon and not during mid-day.
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults
The rock architecture and frescoes inside
Though designated prayer room facilities at the Open Air Museum of Göreme for guests might not be available, finding prayer facilities near the Göreme museum will not be difficult. It is possible to enquire for a private area that can be used during prayer times or Muslim travellers can also visit some of the mosques near the Open Air Museum of Göreme such as the central mosque- which is the main mosque in Göreme and located only a few minutes away.
It will not be difficult to find Halal food near the Open Air Museum of Göreme. All restaurants and eateries near the museum will serve Halal food, but visitors may check about the authenticity of Halal food being sold with a quick chat with the restaurant owners, if necessary. Muslim travellers could also visit some of the Halal restaurants near the Open Air Museum of Göreme in the Göreme city centre.